Conservative Propagandist James O’Keefe’s Immigration Stunt Is One of His Most Ridiculous Yet (Video)

okeefe-bin-ladenPerhaps many of you are aware of who James O’Keefe is.  He’s best known for dressing up like a pimp during a “sting” he orchestrated where he exposed several unethical practices at ACORN.  Though he ended up being found guilty of slander and illegally recording a man in California (in California you can’t record someone without telling them), and was ordered to pay $100,000 to the victim.

He’s also fairly well known for being caught willfully editing a recording he made with several NRP executives completely altering many statements they had made to blatantly fabricate a story that wasn’t true.

See, he likes to go around trying to entrap people.  While most journalists investigate, O’Keefe goes out organizing stunts hoping that he’ll eventually find someone weak enough to “prove” his predetermined outcome to be true.

Think of it like someone shooting one hundred 3-point shots with a basketball, missing all but one, then using the video of the one shot they made as evidence that they’re an accurate shooter.

He’s simply a punk who goes around hoping one of his stunts pays off somehow.

Well, his latest stunt might be the most ridiculous one yet.

This time was he went down to the United States/Mexico border to “prove” just  how easy it is for illegal immigrants to cross our border.

Though pretty much the entire six minute video is a complete load of crap.

First, he crosses the border as himself.  He does this by illegally going into Mexico, then simply walks across a shallow part of the Rio Grande into the United States.  He then claims this proves how “easy” it is to cross our border.

Which seems terrifying – for someone who lacks the ability to think for themselves.

Because I’m fairly certain that O’Keefe and his team made it a point to properly scout their location to ensure that when they pulled off this little stunt, no sort of law enforcement would be around to see them do it.  Besides, why would border patrol agents be on the “look out” for a well dressed white guy and a film crew?  Even if officials saw them, with cameras no less, they probably just assumed they were some sort of reporters doing a story.

And heck, for all we know they were approached by border patrol agents.  But does anyone really think after he spent all that money to travel down to the border he wasn’t going to “get his story”?  He clearly knew what he was doing and made damn sure there weren’t going to be any officials around to debunk his nonsense.

But then he took the fear mongering a step further by dressing up as Osama bin Ladin (a dead person, by the way) and crossing the border again.  Because that apparently “proves” something.  Well, it at least undoubtedly proves that even a white guy in a cheap looking halloween costume can cross the border after he’s made sure that there wouldn’t be any law enforcement officials around to interfere.

Mind you, this video isn’t even seven minutes long.  With proper editing, almost about anyone can “prove” just about anything where the results were clearly predetermined.

But he tries to add legitimacy to this video by including a short interview with a local county sheriff who’s obviously a right-wing conservative who hates President Obama.  And, of course, they blamed all this “lack of border security” on the president.

You know, because Obama apparently tore all the walls down that George W. Bush built during his eight years in the White House.

While O’Keefe is really nothing more than a joke to begin with, this latest stunt is just absolutely comical.  But the saddest part is, millions of conservatives will watch it and actually believe this load of crap.

And that’s what he’s counting on.  Because he knows most conservatives who watch this video won’t question any of the “ethics” that were involved in making it.  And I use the word “ethics” very loosely, because O’Keefe clearly has none.

Check out the video for yourself via Project Veritas:


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Mike G

    Allen while I agree with all you wrote wish you had left the video out

  • Cathryn Sykes

    Got a problem with this from the article: ” exposed several unethical practices at ACORN.” Really? Come on, FP, you really believe that O’Keefe didn’t lie like a dog all through that video? I’ve worked with video and I can imagine how O’Keefe pulled it off. Remember the shot of him, dressed like a pimp, and his coworker, dressed like a hooker, going through the ACORN offices’ front door? Guess what? I’m willing to bet they did that, then stood just inside the door for a few seconds and then came right back outside. Then edited the video just to show them going in. I’m also willing to bet that when they actually went in and talked to the ACORN people, they were NOT dressed that way. And they were NOT talking about bringing underage girls into the US to become prostitutes. If I was doing it, I’d dress in a perfectly respectable way, go to ACORN and then talk to them about what I needed to bring young foreign women into the US to, say, be waitresses at my bar. Shoot the ACORN people answering those questions. Then go find myself, or build, a backdrop that duplicated the look of the ACORN office, don the pimp and hooker outfits, and now shoot myself and my confederate asking very different questions, about young girls and the sex trade. Intercut those with the video of the ACORN people and suddenly you have “proof” that ACORN is willing to help pimps bring young girls into the US to work as strippers and prostitutes.” The proof is in the video?” Hell, no!

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    I wonder if O’Keefe is well aware that bin Laden isn’t standing on this world anymore? His attempt to spread the paranoia is baseless and without merit. Worse, he is embarrassing sanity-thinking Americans in front of the world.

  • Art Moak

    Too bad he didn’t run into some ammosexual patriots. They would have used him for target practice.

  • Eg Kbbs

    With O’keefe’s record of lying, I wonder if the river he was crossing wasn’t somewhere in Montana.

  • Thinkingman

    Veritas… thats one of them foreign words….O’keefe must be one of them librul European pinko commies….